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Royal Livingstone Express

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner on the Express - we are collected from the hotel and transported to the train. Presentation does need work - you arrive at the train which is situated in a dreary location. They could redesign - build a quaint station and platform with a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Global757297, Digital Marketing at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you review and your suggestions! We greatly value your feedback and will take your suggestions into account. Kind regards, Cathlyn Grieb

Reviewed 21 November 2018

My wife and I went on a dinner trip on this railway. We were part of a large group, 76 people, and the experience was amazing. They had two types of rail cars – lounge and dinner cars – and the last lounge car had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Global757297, Bushtracks Africa at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience on the train and your overall time with us. This activity certainly is one of a kind. We hope to welcome you back to the region soon! Kind...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Disappointed champagne was not served on arrival as shown in the promotional video, advised it would be extra. It was unexpected to hear the historical talk from Peter Jones which was most informative. We meet some fellow passengers that made the evening all the more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Global757297, Digital Marketing at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your overall experience with us, and we are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the choice of welcome drinks. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Zambia. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

I was not sure what to expect when we found out we were going on a steam engine to Victoria Falls. We were staying at the Royal Livingstone hotel and booked directly. You are collected around 4pm and driven about 20 minutes to the train....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Global757297, Digital Marketing at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that the experience did not live up to your expectations, however we are pleased that you enjoyed the historical talk. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Kind regards, The Bushtracks Africa...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

A lovingly restored / maintained old train with heaps of character. A talk about the brief history of Zambia was outstanding for anyone with limited knowledge of this lovely country.The journey, the food was worth the trip on this very original line and carriage

Date of experience: October 2018
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Global757297, Digital Marketing at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for the great review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us aboard the Royal Livingstone Express! We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, The Bushtracks Africa Team

Reviewed 5 September 2018

We sat in the "Smoking Compartment" at the rear of the train as it backed all the way down to the Bridge. Amazing to see the local people and wildlife such as giraffe and baboon scampering away as we motored along. The timber carriages have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Global757297, Digital Marketing at Royal Livingstone Express, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us on the train! We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Bushtracks Africa Team

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Was unsure what this trip would entail other than the dinner I had booked so this was as much a suprise for me as it was for my Partner (I had booked this without him knowing ) Upon arrival you are greeted with drinks, upon...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Management response:Responded 29 August 2018

Thank you so much for you lovely review. We are very glad that you were pleasantly surprised by your experience on the train and that it was an enjoyable evening for you and your partner! We hope to see you again in the future. Kind...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

A dream come true was to ride on a restored train like the Orient Express. This was a dream in several hours through from Zimbabwe to the middle of the Zambezi River to view the fall. Along the way through landscape, seeing some Big Five,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Management response:Responded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your review. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your experience on the train! We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, The Bushtracks Africa Team

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The Royal Livingstone Train took us on a journey off the beaten track... We enjoyed classic and breathtaking views as we glided past the giant Victoria Falls.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Management response:Responded 28 June 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear you had a pleasant experience onboard the train! We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, The Bushtracks Africa Team

Reviewed 21 June 2018

Not to be missed when in Livingstone; Boarding was a breeze and refreshments served on arrival and ongoing on board; stopover to experience the mist spray of Vic Falls at Sunset was amazing. dinner wasn't the greatest but experience was worth it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GodfreyDurban
Management response:Responded 28 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words, we are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us! Kind regards, The Bushtracks Africa Team

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smithie1953
27 September 2018|
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Response from mikesierra | Reviewed this property |
When you enter Zimbabwe, you should obtain a combined visa for both countries. It is the same price for one country or both countries, which I think was 50 US dollars.
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Steve B
1 January 2018|
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Response from D3147TZdebbieh | Reviewed this property |
It was a set menu served to us so I would aim to ask for a vegetarian meal when you book your ticket.
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Steve B
1 January 2018|
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Response from Noel W | Reviewed this property |
The food on board was nicely presented and I was surprised that it tasted so good. I seem to recall there were 5 courses and the timing of the courses was neither rushed or delayed. We really enjoyed the experience
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